Family Ministry Program

Children, Youth, and Families Growing in their Faith Together

Family Ministry includes children and youth from birth through High School.  Our church family celebrates milestones for children/youth of all ages.  

To see pictures of our October youth group bowling event, click on the youth photos button above.

Events include:

  • A Children's talk during the Worship Service

  • Sunday School: Ephesians 6 - Armor of God

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Christmas Pageant

  • Confirmation Classes/Annual Retreat

  • Youth CANStruction event benefiting Middleton Outreach Ministry.

  • Youth Mission Trip

  • National Youth Gathering (every 3 years)

  • Chili Cook-off/Dessert Bake-off Fundraiser

Current Youth and Family News

Children’s Worship Bulletins

Children’s Worship Bulletins will come to you each week with Pastor Dan’s email regarding services. You can use them at home as you worship as a family.

• Confirmation: Sara Mischnick is coordinating confirmation sessions.

Our youth had a confirmation retreat in October.  For more information and to see pictures from the retreat, click here.

• Youth: Emily Safarik is leading our Youth Group.

 

 

Ephesians 6 Ministry

Our Sunday School uses a "rotational model" for the younger children, enabling them to get to know a large number of adults in the congregation (and vice versa!).

Events:

Ephesians 6 Children & Youth

Ephesians 6 Classes

2 yrs and under parents and Children meet in Nursery,

Ages 3 -5 meet in the gym. 

Middle School Meet in upper level of gym 

High School meet in Family/Youth room

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First Communion classes for 5th graders begins Wednesday, October 5 with dinner at 5:30pm and class from 6:30-7:30pm. (Sara Mischnick) Youth Kick-off Picnic on Saturday, September 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. The 6th – 8th grade youth and their families are welcome to come and get to know new youth leader Emily Safarik and enjoy lawn games, hot dogs, & ice cream!

Trunk or Treat October 29th 1-am to Noon.  Sign up on the bulletin board to open your trunk and share treats.

Serving Together

Here are some ideas of how/where we can serve in our community.  As you serve as families we encourage you to send pictures to be put on our website.

  • The Tomah VA medical center is asking for mail for veterans at the facility.  Send an uplifting letter, card, artwork, etc. to a veteran at Tomah Center living facility.  Mail to: Tomah VA Medical Center, ATTN: Mail Call (135), 500 East Veterans Street, Tomah, WI 54660

  • Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern WI, 2802 Dairy Dr., Madison, www.secondharvestmadison.org.  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up.  (608) 223-9121

  • The River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd., Madison, www.riverfoodpantry.org.  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up.  (608) 442-8815

  • MOM Food Pantry, 3502 Parmenter St., Middleton, www.momhelps.org.  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up. (608) 836-7338

  • Madison Food Pantry Gardens, www.foodpantrygardens.org.  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up. 

  • Host a donation drive… see MOM Top 10 list for ideas of what is needed.

  • Make encouraging cards for residents and/or caregivers in a neighborhood assisted living or nursing home.  Schedule a time for drop off.

  • Mow the lawn for your neighbors.

  • Wash windows for your neighbors.

  • Play music outside an elderly care facility, hospital or business open.  Ask permission before setting this up.

  • Pray through your friends on social media and/or your Christmas card list.

  • Wash the dishes, sweep or clean up around the house (even if it is someone else’s turn).

  • Connect with older neighbors and offer to do their grocery shopping for them.

  • Invite someone over for dinner via Zoom.

  • Send a thank you (gift card) to someone – even if it has been awhile since you have seen them!

  • Go on a prayer walk around your community.   Pray for those who live in the houses, work in the businesses, play in the parks, etc.

  • Take a homemade treat to the fire station and/or police station nearest your house.

  • You and your family may know of others…. any idea is worthwhile!!